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Trayon Slide-on camper


This is my Trayon 1980 Deluxe on my 2003 Rodeo (although I'm just upgrading to a 2008 79 series Landcruiser single cab). Anywhere a 4X4 can go, the Trayon can go.

It features Webasto diesel hot water/heating, ensuite shower, 12v 100 Lt fridge freezer, kitchen and dining, good headroom (I'm tall), dbl bed, toilet (Porta Potty). Multiple power supplies with 200 ah Lithium 12v, plus 240v, solar, gas stove/griller, diesel heating and hot water, 110 of water with 12v pump and LED lighting. Lots of power points and USB ports. The Trayon and tug have been treated rather brutally over the 5 years through the High Country, deserts, outback and remote beaches, but have never let me down. Dry weight is about 420kg and it uses aircraft construction methods in the aluminium construction so it flexes and doesn't break. Totally waterproof and dustproof. I didn't believe the latter, but 6 desert and outback trips soon proved it. The tug was filthy, but the camper stayed free of dust. I like that the steel used is all stainless, too. No rusting!!

Apart form the Webasto, it is all Aussie components, so no worries with quality, backup and warranties. And the storage is unbelievable. I calculate at least 3 cu metres of cupboards and storage space.

If I leave it on the tug, it takes 5 mins to flip it and stay for the night. For base camping, the legs attach easily and I wind the unit off the truck to keep me high and dry in the wet, while also limiting the amount of critters that can ingress. This can take nearly an hour as you need to carefully lift it off the truck. I have a heavy duty zip-on annexe which gives me the equivalent room to a 16-18ft caravan with similar fittings. The pic below shows the window flap extended to create a shaded are. So, I claim my little mobile house has a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, en-suite, annexe/lounge and porch!

No need to register it, tow it, or fight for a park in shopping centres. In the old rodeo, I was penalised 1 or 1.5 Lt per 100 kms with it on the back because wind resistance that plagues caravans and trailers is quite minimal. The combo is so stable when tackling winding, windblown roads (think Great Ocean Rd and High Country) because it presents very little sail area and has a low centre of gravity.

I have spent months in the outback on my own and been safe, comfortable and self-sufficient. Best buy ever for my needs._1020176.JPGDay 21 Bremer Bay (11).JPGDay 39 Mt Ive (3).JPG



-- Edited by Gary and Barb on Sunday 18th of December 2022 11:23:45 PM

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2008 Landcruiser single cab chassis, 2.7m tray. (Sad to part with the 2005 Isuzu, tho)

Trayon Diesel Deluxe slide-on camper.



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Hi Gary & Barb,my sister and bro inlaw have the exact same trayon and the simply love it.

 



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